Hand in Hand is excited to partner with the Care Can’t Wait coalition, Caring Across Generations and NDWA to present the art installation Communities of Care located in Washington DC’s Freedom Plaza, July 13-17th 2021.
Created by artist Paola Mendoza, Communities of Care illuminates the essential caregiving that takes place in our homes and communities every day, honoring caregivers, the people they care for, and the work and dedication that holds these intergenerational relationships together. As the pandemic visibilized how central care is to our lives and the economy, the exhibit’s portraits of care teams visibilize our interdependence – as well as the challenges that family caregivers, home care workers, children, older adults, and people with disabilities continue to face every day.
The project – commissioned by the Care Can’t Wait Coalition, in partnership with Caring Across Generations, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Hand in Hand, urges us to inspire vision into action by making a historical investment in vital home and community-based supports and services for caregivers and families so that everyone can live, care, and age with dignity. To see more photos, and read more about the project visit https://www.carecantwait.org/communities
Communities of Care Art Installation Participants:
Lian Hurst Mann
Pura Sherri Bloom
Christine “June” Laing